successor, l.a. mayor, ntsb chairman debby hirzman on the list but again, like you said whoever they pick, you really hope they get somebody that can sort of carry the torch. >> ray was a republican, offered high-speed rail money like let's start with rick scott of florida, a state that's designed for high-speed rail. created geographically and they turned down the money. so did idiot john kasic in ohio. they raised that money and gave it to other governors who are willing and see, have the vision to see this is the future. it's sad that the people of those states because of their, you know, dirt-brain governors are not going to get that. >> we used to have that clip. i think you asked him a question. he ripped into republicans and said, you know, when i was in the congress we did things differently. >> meredith, this is unfair, i know, but about a minute left to go. we are talking gun violence. we are talking climate control room. nobody is talking right now about the fiscal cliff or the fiscal crisis but welcome to another -- >> a lovely respite. >> it is.